Creating Growing Spaces: Utilizing Out-of-School Literacies to Support In-school Literacy Learning

Brown, Tammy B. H.; O'Neill Ruthkosky, Kathleen
January 2012
National Teacher Education Journal;Winter2012, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p69
Academic Journal
This article describes the Students Achieving Success and Inspiring Excellence (SASIE) program, an innovative, pre-collegiate mentoring program for underperforming high school students. Rooted in aThird Space theoretical framework, the goal of this university-community partnership is to boost literacy achievement while inspiring at-risk high school students to complete high school and pursue post-secondary educational opportunities. The program is comprised of a 2-week summer academy, weekly mentoring sessions, and professional development opportunities for high school teachers, all of which are designed to utilize students' out-of-school literacies to improve in-school performance.


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